I'm an inexperienced pipe smoker, trying everything, reading a lot about different tobaccos. Recently I've started my Latakia trial and got really disappointed. All I can feel and smell is tar. Sawdust of old railway tie covered with coal tar would taste the same as Balkan Sasieni, Tree Oaks and Savinelly English Mixture to me. Now, I understand that since a lot of experienced pipe smokers like Latakia, it means I'm missing something here... Do you, Latakia fans, feel any taste covered by this pungent substance? Anything actually coming through? Should I keep trying until I feel different shades of the tar or should I just move on to some other blends? I'm not trying to be smart ass here or start Latakia Holly War, I'm just asking experts opinion from people who know much more about smoking pipes than I do.